Apply for a Vehicle Licence

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Apply for a Vehicle Licence

Once you are ready to licence your vehicle and you are satisfied that it meets the Council's requirements you should email the Licensing Support Team using the contact details at the bottom of the page.

They will make an appointment for you to see a Licensing Officer who will inspect the vehicle and the required documentation.

You will need the following information at the time you contact us:

  • Hackney Carriage/ Private Hire Vehicle?
  • The vehicle registration number
  • The make, colour and model
  • The number of passengers to be licensed

The application form is available to download and must be brought with you, along with the other required documentation to your appointment:

You will also need to pay the appropriate Application Fee. You can pay online by visiting our Online Payment System. If you pay online you will be emailed your receipt, please show this email to the Licensing Officer during your appointment.

Once the documentation has been checked, payment received and the vehicle inspected, the vehicle licence plates will be prepared.  The internal (small) plate must be displayed inside the vehicle in a position where it can be seen from inside and outside the vehicle. The external (large) plate must be affixed to the outside rear of the vehicle.  The two door badges must be affixed to the top half of the rear doors.

 

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